#WomenInSTEMWednesday: May-Britt Moser

It has been a while since I've done #WomenInSTEMWednesday but let's pick it back up! This week's woman is a neuroscientist from Norway: May-Britt Moser. Her parents did not attend college but her mother always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. She went to the University of Oslo where she studied MULTIPLE fields of STEM … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: May-Britt Moser

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Elizabeth Blackwell

We've made it to another Wednesday which means another #WomenInSTEMWednesday for us to dig into. This week's woman is Elizabeth Blackwell - the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Blackwell was accepted into medical school as a joke, but she showed up anyways blazing a trail for other women. She wasn't originally … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Elizabeth Blackwell

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Helen Taussig

  This week's #WomeninSTEM transformed what was once considered a "dead-end specialty" - pediatric cardiology. Helen Taussig is considered the founder of pediatric cardiology. At the time of her entering the field, physicians were able to diagnose heart defects but weren't able to really treat them, especially in children. Taussig wanted that changed. She spent more than … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Helen Taussig

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Virginia Apgar

Whether she was carrying around pieces needed for an emergency tracheotomy or educating people on birth defects prevention, this week’s #WomenInSTEM was a BOSS! Virginia Apgar is one of the earliest doctors to pick up anesthesiology and would eventually develop a score to check a newborn’s health. When Apgar began her internship at Columbia University, she was … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Virginia Apgar

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruby Hirose

Are you a suffering this allergy season? Well, this week’s #WomenInSTEMdid research on pollen extracts to help!! Ruby Hirose was a Japanese-American biochemist with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in pharmacology. During a time when fear mongering was going on, Hirose flourished and gave back to America when many couldn’t. She was conducting research in Ohio … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruby Hirose